Valheim Workbench | How to Upgrade

The modest Workbench is a Valheim staple that you’ll often need to make use of to progress through the game. However, there will inevitably come a time where you’ll need to upgrade it to unlock more important crafting recipes. Sadly, it isn’t entirely clear how you can enhance it since there aren’t any in-game tutorials that teach you how to do so. Fortunately, we’re here to show you exactly how you can enhance it so you can get even farther in your Norse journey.

How to Upgrade Workbench in Valheim

How to Upgrade Workbench in Valheim

In order to upgrade the Workbench, you’ll simply need to craft both the Chopping Block and the Tanning Rack first. To build these structures, though, you’ll need to collect 10 Wood and 10 Flint for the former. On the other hand, the latter requires more resources as you’ll have to gather 10 Wood, 15 Flint, 20 Leather Scraps, and five Deer Hide.

How to Upgrade Workbench in Valheim

We recommend starting off by collecting the easiest component, which is Wood. These are especially abundant in the Meadows biome so you can easily collect the amount you need by chopping up a few Beech trees.

Next, you can obtain five Deer Hide by slaying Deer found through the Meadows. We suggest using a Bow to hunt them down since getting close to them will frighten them off. Alternatively, you can sneak up behind them by crouching instead and swinging your weapon quickly as soon as you get close. Keep in mind, though, that this may still spook them so a Bow will still be your best bet.

Afterwards, you can acquire Leather Scraps by killing Boars scattered throughout the land. They can be found in both the Black Forest and Meadows biomes so you’ll simply need to slay 20 of them to get the amount necessary.

Last but not least, you’ll be able to find Flint near the shorelines of the Meadows biome. Since both the Chopping Block and Tanning Rack require this resource, you’ll have to obtain a total of 25 pieces.

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